week, Sun is conducting a series of free lessons on open-source technology at
the Hanoi University of Technology and Ho Chi Minh City University of
Technology in Vietnam.
130 university and college students in attendance, and the courses are being
run in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology of the
Ministry of Education and Training.
training is part of the Java Education and Development Initiative, also known
as JEDI, which is a project developed by Sun that was first introduced in 2005
in the Philippines. In the past four years, JEDI has benefitted more than
190,000 students in countries such as Indonesia and Brazil, among others.
Sun's initiative behind the JEDI program, which provides free high-quality
documents on IT and computer sciences to universities and colleges and offers
students access to abundant materials and software.
In the past six months, the
government of Vietnam has been investing time and energy in adopting more open-source technology,
and what better way to organically do so then by starting with the students who
will soon be the backbone of the country.